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Mandy Rennehan

Mandy Rennehan is a Founder & CEO of Freshco (not the grocery store), WBE Canada certified business. Mandy is a highly regarded leader with many accolades, including WXN’s Top 100 Canadian Women and Profit Magazine’s Top 100. In 2017 she received RBC’s Canadian Woman Entrepreneur Award. Mandy came from humble beginnings as the daughter of a Lobster fisherman in Yarmouth… Read More

Sarah White - Fairware

Sarah White is the COO and co-founder of Fairware,a small size company (10-99 employees) working in the promotional products industry. The company was founded in 2005 when Sarah joined forces with her business partner Denise Taschereau. They became WBE certified in 2010. WBE Canada: Why did you go into this business? Sarah: My business partner Denise Taschereau saw a gap… Read More

Successful leadership

Did you know that… 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail by the second week of February? Only 9% of people actually achieve their wishes? I have always been fascinated by the difference between winners and those who come up short – never reaching their goal. What sets winners apart from dreamers who end up with regrets? How do winners win… Read More

Understanding Shareholder’s Agreements

By Millie Bojic When do you need a Shareholder’s Agreement? A shareholders’ agreement is a contract between some or all of the shareholders of a company. Typically, you need a shareholder agreement: When you have more than one stakeholder in the business (whether friend, family, or business partner) and need to lay out the terms and conditions governing your relationship… Read More

Silvia Pencak

Following is the excerpt of the interview with Silvia Pencak, President of WBE Canada for Canadian SME Business Magazine. How it started WBE Canada was founded in 2009. Our certification was built on the Women Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) US model and adjusted to Canadian regulations. Since then WBE Canada has evolved into the largest certifying council for Canadian… Read More

You can’t learn to swim without getting in the water. Similarly, businesses can’t learn how to grow and compete without winning sales contracts and finding opportunities to break into supply chains. WBE Canada’s President Silvia Pencak recently visited Halifax, Nova Scotia to meet with local women-owned businesses and engage in discussion about supplier diversity. Event was organized by Nova Scotia… Read More

As part of a $2-billion investment that seeks to double the number of women-owned and women-led businesses by 2025, the Government of Canada has launched the Women Entrepreneurship Strategy (WES). A core part of Budget 2018, the Women Entrepreneurship Strategy will help organizations address the challenges and obstacles that women entrepreneurs face and provide access to financing, talent, networks and… Read More

WBE 2018 Annual Conference

Attention Women Founders! Are you a women-owned business looking for corporate or government contracts? Keep reading as we have a great resource for you. At WBE Canada we are committed to the success and economic empowerment of women-owned businesses. As a Canadian non-profit organization, we focus on creating opportunities for women founders to access corporate and government supply chains and… Read More

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Over 50 of our community members (WBEs, Corporate Members, Assessors, etc) came together on November 18th for our most successful Breakfast with Brands to date. Participants rated this event 4.8 out of 5, and 100% of those surveyed said they would definitely attend a Breakfast with Brands event again. The morning event featured extensive roundtable networking and an open panel… Read More

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WBE Canada had the opportunity to catch up plus meet many new faces at this year’s WBENC National Conference and Business Fair in Philadelphia this June. Conferences like this are key as they provide women business owners with education sessions and opportunities to connect face to face with firms that support supplier diversity for women. WBE Canada hosted several activities… Read More

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